Polo party with purpose

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July 2019 View more

Shannon Greene Robb and Lara Filip

The folks at Arranmore Farm + Polo Club in Oswego are combining a polo match and an alfresco evening of music to orchestrate an unforgettable event next month to benefit One Feeds Two, an organization that helps impoverished school children around the world get nutritious meals.

“It’s an incredible deal—polo, a meal, two drinks, and a concert,” says the venue’s president and founder-owner, Shannon Greene Robb. “People can expect a unique night with some great people and great energy.”

Several high-end Chicago brands are providing food for the event, including Invicto, Blackwood BBQ, two-time James Beard nominee Baker Miller, and Pretty Cool ice cream shop. Drinks will be provided by Naperville’s Solemn Oath Brewery and Frolijo Artisanal Mezcal. The event will expand support of One Feeds Two by Invicto, Baker Miller, and Blackwood BBQ, as the restaurants are part of the nonprofit’s program to provide free meals to a child in the developing world for every meal sold locally. 

Likewise, Arranmore is combining a couple of things they already do for the special event.

“The cool thing is we put together polo plus our Cab Cab concert into one event,” says Arranmore’s venue director Jenin Paradise, referring to the venue’s Cabernet Cabaret concerts, which don’t feature specific bands but are more like “mixtapes” with the best area vocalists singing various styles of music from country to pop to grunge, for example.

The One Feeds Two event, including a silent auction of Chicago sports memorabilia, will take place Saturday, August 3. Gates open at 5 p.m.; the polo match starts at 6 p.m., followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $75–$100; for more information visit arranmorefarmandpoloclub.com. 

Photo by Carrie Ostreko